Well folks, I must say I had mixed emotions about the Walmart coming to our little town, but now I realize that we are growing fast. So what are the pros and cons.?

The pluses are inexpensive groceries, more jobs for the locals, more taxes for the city, and of course convenience.

Now what are the negatives? Panhandlers hanging around the parking lot, more crime, and loss of business in town. There will be more empty buildings that draw squatters, that can turn in to drug houses. Their will be people parking their RV's in the parking lot every night and (they are not just passing through town) they will be there every night! Well hey! It's cheep rent.

So folks, we will just have to wait and see. Hopefully it will be a good thing for our town.

Tehachapi used to be a small town, but now we are a growing city.

Jeanne C. Riesen, Tehachapi